How to Add Canon Printer to Mac?

It is necessary to add the Canon printer to your Mac device to enjoy its functions. If your printer is compatible with the AirPrint feature, use the Apple AirPort router or wireless AirPrint technology to add it. Most of the Mac devices include the Canon printer once you connect the devices. So, check if the devices are connected before you add the printer manually.

Simple Steps To Know If The Mac Device Adds The Printer Automatically

Canon Printer to Mac Connection Guidance
  • Open any document using an application on your Mac device.
  • Locate the File menu and select it.
  • Click the Print option.
  • Check if your printer name appears on the screen.
  • If your printer name is present, the printer is added to your Mac device automatically.
  • When the name is not available, you need to add the printer name to your Mac device manually.

How to Add Canon Printer to Mac Manually

Method 1:

  • Click the Apple menu on your Mac device.
  • Locate the System Preferences option and select it.
  • Tap the Printers & Scanners icon.
  • Highlight the name of your printer to check the status of your printer.
  • If the printer status is idle, the Mac can find the printer even when the printer is not in use.
  • If your printer name is not present, tap the plus (+) sign at the bottom left corner of the screen.
  • Go to the Default tab and select Add Window.
  • Now you can find your printer name in the list of the devices that are connected to your Mac device.
  • Click on the name of your printer. Once you click, the fields on the screen will be filled automatically by your Mac device.
  • To change the credentials on the field, click the Use drop-down menu and click Select Software.
  • Now choose the name of your printer driver and click OK.
  • Tap the Add button to install the Canon printer software.

Method 2:

  • Connect your Canon printer and Mac device by using a USB cable.
  • Make sure that the power cable of the printer is connected properly.
  • Click the Apple menu on the display of your Mac device.
  • Select the Print & Fax option.
  • Go to the Printing tab and select the name of your printer.
  • If your printer name is not present, download the Canon printer software on your Mac device and add your printer.
  • You can obtain the software for the Canon printer from this website for free.
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